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Beth Mende Conny of Write Directions writes about the publish or perish obsession writers have and how hers began in 2nd grade.

Publish or Perish: A second-grader’s perspective

One day while reading my 2nd grade Weekly Reader, I came across an article about a 6-year-old girl who had published a book of poetry. Because she didn’t know how, literally, to write, she dictated the poems to her mother. (“Yo, mom, take down this sonnet!) Voila! — she became a published author. I don’t remember the girl’s name, I do remember thinking: “Oh no! I’m seven and I still haven’t published!” Embarrassingly, I continued to utter […]

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